It's been a long time since we addressed education. (Remember our awesome Unschooling call of late 2009?) With school about to start, let's use both August calls to hear how this sphere is changing.
The demarcation point between our two Yi-Tan calls will be School itself. On the first call, we'll describe the many ways School is being reinvented from the inside, from the flipped classroom to Project-Based Learning, Hip-Hop Genius and the Harlem Children's Zone. (Please bring your examples to the conversation!)
Then on August 20 we'll look at initiatives that are rethinking learning from outside School.
This coming Monday, with Lydia Dobyns and David Preston, let's discuss:
What are the most promising initiatives to improve schools? Why?
How does the school system help and hinder change? Where is the leverage?
Where would you place your resources?
To set some neurons firing, a 30-minute talk I gave recently in Copenhagen on this subject, and an 8-minute screencast about turning scarcity into abundance in education.